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Keep Track of Your Books/Reading with FictionDB and FictFact

book stack imageDo you keep a small spiral notebook full of lists?  Which books you've read, which books are next in a series, new authors you want to check out?  Or maybe you've got an elaborate Excel spreadsheet, tabbed and color-coded by genre?

Well, try out two online databases, FictionDB and FictFact, that not only let you keep track of what you have read, but also what you're reading now and what you're planning on reading.  You can search by author, title, series, and more.  Each database lets you rate the books and has an extensive new release calendar for tracking newly published titles.  

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Log In, Get Connected

Computer login at computer clipartLSC-CyFair Library!

When does it begin?
All LSCS computers in the library and other open areas on campus now require a personal username & password to log in. This change will take place in all classrooms on February 6th.  

Who has to log in?
EVERYONE!
 > LSCS Students, Faculty, Staff
 > HCPL Library Customers
 > Visitors, guests, your great aunt Edna

Kashmere Reunion Stage Band

band photoProduced by Oscar winning actor, Jamie Foxx, Thunder Soul is a documentary film about Houston’s famed Kashmere Gardens Band Director, Professor Conrad Johnson.  Available for DVD release this February, the the film is about the world famous stage band of 1970’s. Foxx is currently filming and producing the movie version of the film. 

Visit LSC-CyFair to watch the documentary and see a live performance by the band.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
6:30-9:00pm
Center for the Arts-Main Stage Theatre
Funding for the performance provided by Harris County Public Library

The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History

magian silhouetteThe Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History
Magic tricks to stop political uprisings? Magicians helping the CIA with their training manuals? Magic as camouflage in battles? Learn this and more in the multimedia extravaganza by renowned magician and comedian, Harry Maurer, who has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Recital Hall ARTS 102, 10-11am

Sponsored by Lone Star College-CyFair Windows on the World (WOW) and Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library.

 

Image from http://himsup.com/gre-rizal-as-a-magician/

Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body

lincoln hearse photoJoin us for a lecture and discussion with Alex Smith, Professor of History, about the curious travels of Lincoln's body after he died.

Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body
Friday, December 30
2:00-3:00 p.m.
LRNC 131 

View all Lincoln events and programs.
All programs are FREE and open to the community.

Part of the ALA Traveling exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
LSC-CyFair Exhibition Dates: December 28, 2011 – February 17, 2012

LED Vs. LCD Televisions

tv view clip artI recently started looking for a small flat-screen television to put in our upstairs game room.  I expected to be looking through the traditional LCD and Plasma options when I noticed a third option, LED.  What?  Let me state for the record that I've only bought two TV's in the last two years, and those were purchased after I had two previous TV's for approximately 12 years each.  I still have a humongous 36in. tube television upstairs.  It still works, but it takes up so much physical space I'm considering replacing it.  While I consider myself somewhat of a techie, it doesn't always extend to television technology.  

QR Codes for Kids

you tube screen shot    Check out "QR Codes for Kids" on YouTube, the latest video tutorial from the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch library.

QR codes are two dimensional codes you scan with a smartphone or tablet and get instantly connected to websites, contact information, images, and more.

QR Codes for Kids - written by Krissy Conn, performed by Krissy Conn and Paula Gonzales, childrens' librarians. Produced by Monica Norem, reference librarian.

Subscribe to the lsccyfairlibrarian's Channel on YouTube
 

60 Seconds on the Internet

infographic   I heard this weekend that the world population will reach 7 billion people by the end of the week, so when I stumbled across this "In 60 Seconds" infographic while  browsing the web I stopped and really thought about how communication has grown exponentially in the last 150 years. 

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